Four Color #1027 - The Texan
(September-November 1959)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1959
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE TEXAN, No. 1027." Code number is TEXAN O.S. #1027-599. Copyright 1959 by Rorvic Productions, Inc., and Desilu Productions, Inc. Based on the 1958-60 CBS TV series "The Texan."

The Texan (Table of Contents)

The Texan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Longley (photo of Rory Calhoun)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Texan / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As long as I live I'll never forget that day...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Longley (photo of Rory Calhoun)
Synopsis
Preview of first story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two photos with typeset text.

Revenge In Rock River (Table of Contents: 2)

The Texan / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Longley
Synopsis
Bill Longley comes to the tent town of Rock River, New Mexico, where he meets old friends from the war. They are prospectors and tell him that the town is under the thumb of John Flood, who charges the miners for protection from his hired guns.
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Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Stage to Paradise (Table of Contents: 3)

The Texan / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Longley
Synopsis
After capturing outlaw Clint Dirkson, Bill Longley takes him to the nearby town of Fenton, Oklahoma. There he finds the sheriff is dead and the townspeople don't want to deal with Dirkson's gang, which is following him. Longley and two volunteers take Dirkson on a stage to the nearest marshal, in Paradise 80 miles away.
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Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Towns with Many Faces (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Bill Longley (cameo)
Synopsis
Facts about the development of towns in the old West, "narrated" by Bill Longley.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Texan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Schaefer; Eric Freiwald
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I heard shots!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Longley
Synopsis
An express office clerk stages a fake robbery to cover up his own theft of cash.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Texan
    The Texan
  2. 1. ["As long as I live I'll never forget that day..."]
    The Texan
  3. 2. Revenge In Rock River
    The Texan
  4. 3. Stage to Paradise
    The Texan
  5. 4. Towns with Many Faces
  6. 5. ["I heard shots!"]
    The Texan
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